One of the first to specialize in studio jewelry, Patricia Faber compares her jewelry collectors to art collectors. It is more about the story of the jewelry, the artist and the inspiration that the worth of the piece itself. In 1973, the studio jewelry movement began.
That sixth sense knowledge has lead to the 40 year anniversary of the current Aaron Faber Gallery on Fifth Avenue, still devoted to the art of jewelry.
Now expanded to the sale of high-end watches, the clientele still flocks to the gallery to find unique pieces found no where else in the world.People like Robert Morris Lee showcased their hand-made sculptured jewels and the “art-to-wear” movement was born, even though it didn’t fit the conventional seventies jewelry movement.
Edward Faber introduced the contempory handmade jewelry into New York’s jewelry district in a small 4×5 booth in the diamond district. The Fabers managed to attract a following of customers and fashion editors that mystified the jewelry market.
At the anniversary party, media and select customers were invited to sip champagne and nibble on small bites from Fogo de Chao as they browsed over showcased designers, all hand-picked by Patricia Faber.
One popular artisan, Claudio Pino, designed the jewelry worn by Stanley Tucci and Lenny Kravitz featured in Hunger Games: Catching Fire. Other designers showcased included Michael Boyd, Marco Borghesi, Devta Doolan, Tod Pardon and Paolo Marcolongo.
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All photos by Machi Versano/The Lilian Raji Agency